Huntsville man sentenced for threatening emails

By Stephen Gallien - email

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFF) - A federal judge sentenced a Huntsville man to prison for reporting false threats against the President of the United States.

Charles Thurman , II, was immediately taken into custody Friday after U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn sentenced him to four month in prison.

Thurman was also fined a $1,000 and ordered that he be placed on supervised release for three years after he serves his prison term.

Thurman pleaded guilty in April to charges he sent e-mails to the White House claiming another man was threatening the President's life.

A Secret Service investigation revealed Thurman sent all the e-mails which contained the false threats.

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